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What would happen if a top expert with more than 30 years of leadership experience were willing to distill everything he had learned about leadership into a handful of life-changing principles just for you? It would change your life.

John C. Maxwell has done exactly that in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. He has combined insights learned from his 30-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. The result is a revealing study of leadership delivered as only a communicator like Maxwell can.

Accompanying charts, evaluations, and a growth guide are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

"Our nation and its institutions are crying out for leaders. John Maxwell...shows us the true path to leadership through the application of timeless principles supported by the bedrock of personal character." (Edward C. Emma, President & CEO, Jockey International, Inc.)

"An irrefutable must-read on leadership that is a simple and powerful list of guidelines to help build leadership in many areas." (S. Truett Cathy, founder and chairman, Chick-Fil-A, Inc.)

"John Maxwell understands what it takes to be a leader, and he puts it within reach with The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. I recommend this to anyone who desires success at the highest level, whether on the ball field, in the boardroom, or from the pulpit." (Tom Landry, former head coach, Dallas Cowboys)

"In typical Maxwell style, filled with wisdom, wit, and passion, John provides a wealth of practical insights on what it takes to be a successful leader." (Bill McCartney, founder & CEO, Promise Keepers)

"The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership is helpful and easy to read, yet profound in its depth and clarity. It's loaded with hope, direction, encouragement, and specific procedures." (Zig Ziglar, author and motivational teacher)

"The ideas presented in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership are simple, clear, and easy to grasp- yet profound! It's an enjoyable, easy-to-read book that is educational yet entertaining. Whether you are a recent graduate just beginning your career, or a seasoned executive, this book is worth reading...and keeping at hand as a leadership reference guide." (Amy DiGeso, CEO, Mary Kay Inc.)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2007 John C. Maxwell (P)2020 HarperCollins Leadership

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Outdated, but still had some gems.

First, I applaud you for looking into leadship audiobooks! I appreciate you for wanting to improve yourself so that you may improve others.

I struggled with a few sections of this book. While there were great organizational and inspirational tips in the material, some areas read like a "Prosperity Gospel" sermon while others sounded self-promotional. Also, it was noticeable in some areas that it was written by someone raised in an older generation and by someone who might be out of touch with today's workplace. I would still give it a listen because you can still help hone (or even generate new) skills. But, just like with any book, be cautious and use discernment while reading and/or listening.

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Interesting, not actionable

Maybe I being too harsh, but the book reads much more like a series of successes and failures throughout history. Biggest impact is just thinking of yourself as a leader.

I’m glad I read it once, doubt I’ll read again.

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EXCELLENT 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Priceless and every chapter is worthy of your time. Dedicate the time and toy
you will immediately be able to apply each lesson to your life.

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Great to get you started or refresh your skills

I didn’t like the law of sacrifice but everything else was great . I seen too many leaders develop cancer or lose their family over this law.

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This will NOT be a one and done

Will be coming back here to re-read and re-listen often. Every one of these rules needs repetition, review and deeper study.

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A must read.

this is a must read book for anyone wanting to better their life.god bless you John Maxwell for this content

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Great leadership advice!

This was such a helpful read! I love the stories and the connection with leadership success!

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Incredible leadership book

This book is an absolute textbook of how to be a leader. John Maxwell summarizes his decades of leadership experience in this book. He goes over many concepts that he’s talked about in his other books. The book is short and to the point. Excellent questions excellent examples and very convicting I will certainly read it again.

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Just listen to the audible

John Maxwell is the man with the plan in his hand. Pretty soon you will be playing in the sand.

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Very inspirational

This book has been a great read and helps me to see what is needed to be a God fearing leader.

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  • 10-22-20

A staple for any leadership basis

Intro from the author was great, you can tell he has had a life of public speaking.

The narrator; not so much.

But don’t let that out you off. Consuming the ideas on this book was great for me, the stories and history that makes up the preface to the laws was equally great and helped me identify the point that is being made.

Great listen, albeit, the narrator is a little less charasmatic than the author

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  • René B. Færch
  • 04-28-22

Amazing book on leadership

This book has a huge amount of great advice. People that reviewed this title and called it common sense have never been in a leadership role. Everything seems easy on paper or when you’re standing on the sideline. The fact is that this is invaluable information when you’re encountering difficulties as a leader and even though you may know some of the things there are things you haven’t thought much about or didn’t prioritize.

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  • Christos Papakonstantinou
  • 02-19-22

A M A Z I N G!!!

very interesting. easy flow. very practical
it is definately worth listening. one of the very few books that i will definately listen again

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  • Chizzy James FHC UK
  • 04-06-21

A Treasure

What a brilliant book!
I learnt so much from this book as I desire to be an influential leader in every area of my life.
Thank you John Maxwell for your love for learning. It blessed me a lot to hear this updated version as a result of your love for learning.

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  • Joel
  • 07-23-20

tranaformational

loved it, going to buy the paperback and workbook, there is some much information here. Audio is great introduction, though feel there is much to action.

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  • 06-11-20

did not enjoy

difficult to listen to, not what I was expecting. quite an arduous listen, don't recommend.

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  • Pindani Chulu
  • 05-14-22

Life changing !

so much wisdom , I love the audio book .
This has blessed me greatly ! it has opend up my eyes and heart to so many other angles and views of leadership , self reflection correction and development , my husband told me to listen to it as he knows the walk im walking right now and I am so edified by the content.
can't wait to go deeper with other titles from John I also have his leadership bible
Praise God !

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  • 10-31-21

One of the best leadership books! A must listen!

A must listen on the 21 laws of leadership. Very insightful. Complement this with the 5 levels of leadership and developing the leader within you.